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D_Rossetto@msn.comWhen I set up airport extreme I dont remember setting up a password when other people visit and try to connect to Airport Extreme it asks for a password how do I find out what that password is because I don't remember creating one

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If you are sure that you didn't set the password, then the default password must be set with your Airport Extreme System. It depends on the model, some have none, some have; admin, tech, unknown, security, etc.. etc..
You can find all the lists of available passwords for Airport Extreme for deferent models. here: click here to open the direct link

If you need further assistance, you can refer to this Tutorials.. (click here).


Good luck

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